What to do with them was the dilemma at hand. The heat of the day helped me to make my decision. A refreshing lemon-lime sorbet would both refresh and cool.
Sorbet or sherbet? A sorbet differs from a sherbet in that it doesn't contain any dairy. Around here we all know Del's Lemonade, a lemon flavored frozen sorbet type treat. I wanted to make something similar.
|Lemon-Lime Sorbet Ingredients|
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon and lime juice
- zest of 1 lemon
First, make a simple syrup by heating together two cups of sugar and two cups of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir to dissolve the sugar. You'll see the mixture go from cloudy to clear. Remove it from the heat to cool. Put in the refrigerator to chill or chill the pan in an ice bath.
|Chill the Simple Syrup|
Zest one lemon. The tiny pieces of zest in the sorbet are delicious.
|Zest One Lemon|
|Squeeze the Lemons and Limes|
When ready to make your sorbet, mix the lemon-lime juice and the simple syrup. Pour the mixture into the base of your ice cream maker. Follow the manufacturer's directions and churn the mixture until frozen. After 40 minutes my sorbet was soft frozen and very tasty.
|The 40 Minute Sorbet|